Back to School with Asthma

September and October can be tough months for kids with asthma. The back-to-school period brings a big uptick in asthma exacerbations. Sick days home from school and trips to the

Stress & COPD

Stress is the body’s response to danger or challenges. In small doses, stress is actually a helpful, necessary part of life that motivates people to perform in high-pressure or even

Severe Asthma 101

What is it? Severe asthma is a more acute form of asthma that’s harder to control. Contrary to common belief, severe asthma isn’t simply “really bad asthma”. Severe asthma is

Cleaning with a Breathing Condition

A clean home makes for happy lungs. Keeping a clean home is important for your health, especially if you have a lung condition like asthma or COPD. Reducing allergens and triggers

Managing Asthma on Summer Vacation

Schools out for summer, but know that asthma doesn’t take a vacation. However, that doesn’t mean asthmatic kids have to stay cooped up inside all summer. With careful management, asthma

Seniors Get Asthma Too

June is Seniors’ Month. Asthma used to be considered a childhood disease. While it’s true that most people with asthma experience their first symptoms at a young age, asthma can

Managing COPD This Summer

Summer should be all about relaxing and having fun, but the hot, humid weather of the season can ruin the good times for people with COPD. Both heat and high

How to Help Someone Having an Asthma Attack

May 2nd is World Asthma Day. All around the globe people with asthma and organizations dedicated to asthma control and education join together to increase awareness about asthma and improve the

COPD and Depression

COPD transforms your body and life; persistent breathlessness, weight loss, sleep disturbances, eating problems, and fatigue are just some of the changes your body is put through. It’s scary to

Canada Bans Menthol Tobacco Products

Health Canada announced another important step in the fight against smoking this month. An amendment to the Tobacco Act was finalized that bans menthol, a flavour used in tobacco products.

Can Kids With Asthma Play Sports?

When it’s properly controlled, asthma shouldn’t sideline children from playing sports. Exercise is a crucial part of a healthy lifestyle and team sports have the added bonus of teaching children

6 Tips for Easy Spring Breathing

Say goodbye to winter boots and shoveling- spring is here! While most of us are all too ready for spring to fully burst into bloom, asthmatics and allergy sufferers everywhere

Childhood Asthma & Obesity

A study published in The American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine suggests that young children with asthma have a greater risk of obesity than non-asthmatic kids. In a

COPD Explained

COPD stands for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. It’s a serious lung condition that over time makes it more difficult to breathe. Which conditions are classified as COPD? Chronic bronchitis and emphysema

5 Tips for an Easier Winter with Asthma

The cold, dry air of winter and the season’s circulation of the common cold and other upper respiratory infections probably flare up your asthma symptoms and maybe even trigger asthma